What You Need to Know About Dental Malpractice in Maryland

What You Need to Know About Dental Malpractice in Maryland

Dental Malpractice in Maryland Explained

Dental malpractice cases fall under the same umbrella as other medical malpractice and, as such, are governed by the same laws. Dentists, oral surgeons, endodontists, orthodontists, and even dental hygienists are treated much like doctors and nurses in the eyes of the law. Therefore, if you receive dental treatment that fails to uphold the standard of care, you may be interested in bringing a dental malpractice lawsuit to court.

Call (410) 844-5221 today or contact us online if you are ready to discuss your dental malpractice case with our team.

Types of Injuries Caused by Dental Malpractice

Like incidents of medical malpractice, dental malpractice can yield some severe injuries. 

Some of the most common injuries that result from dental malpractice include:

  • Loss of taste
  • Numbness
  • Severe pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken or lost teeth
  • Unnecessary extraction
  • Infection
  • Fractured jaw
  • Transmission of infectious diseases
  • Wrongful death

These injuries can result from:

  • A misdiagnosis
  • Poor training
  • Poor technique
  • Failing to refer a patient to an appropriate specialist
  • Or sloppiness in preparation

What Is the Dental Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

As is the case with medical malpractice, dental malpractice has a statute of limitations. In Maryland, a dental malpractice case must be filed within 3 years from discovering the injury and tying it to a negligent dental act, but no more than 5 years even if the malpractice could not have been discovered earlier than that.

What Damages Available in a Dental Malpractice Case?

Victims of dental malpractice are able to seek compensation for pain and suffering caused by the injury in addition to any past and future dental or medical expenses associated with it. Receiving compensation for pain and suffering is particularly important for those suffering from injuries that have little to no chance of recovery, such as a nerve injury.

Columbia Dental Malpractice Attorney

At The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, we have successfully represented clients who have been victimized by all forms of dental malpractice. Our firm has obtained verdicts and settlements totaling millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Lead attorney Fred Goldberg’s father was a dentist and his mother was a dental chair assistant, giving him a uniquely close perspective of dentistry. He will use his experience to your advantage.

Have you suffered an injury due to dental malpractice in Maryland? Call us today at (410) 844-5221 or fill out our online contact form in order to schedule a free consultation.

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